Category Archives: military

US arms deal on F-16 to Taiwan in political heavy water – Wendell Minnick

F16CJ via Wikipedia Taiwan is getting frustrated over a US fighter deal as Washington does not want to upset China, or lose the weapons in case of a reunion, writes…

Taiwan spy case focuses on disrupting communications – Wendell Minnick

Wendell Minnick The high-profile Taiwanese spy general Lo keeps on rocking the military establishment. In the Wall Street Journal Wendell Minnick gives his take on the largest spy case in…

Russian fighter jet "no option for China" – Wendell Minnick

Wendell Minnick The Russian fighter jet MiG-29k is “no option” for China’s former Soviet-built carrier Varyag, told a Russian defense official at the 2011 Aero India air show in Bangalore, writes Wendell…

The military do not take on President Hu – Shaun Rein

Hu Jintao via Wikipedia The military take on president Hu Jintao by testing their J-20 stealth fighter just days before he leave for the US, writes John Pomfret in the…

Test flight for J-20 fighter – Wendell Minnick

Image via Wikipedia China has conducted its first test flights with the Chengdu J-20 Black Eager stealth fighter; reports Wendell Minnick in Defense News. According to Chinese-language news reports, a…

Military pondering combat plane for space – Wendell Minnick

Not only for space via Wikipedia A supersonic combat aircraft is next on the wishlist of China’s aviation industry, defense specialist Wendell Minnick writes in Defense News. China is looking…

Preparing for UAV reconnaissance and strike missions – Wendell Minnick

  Image via Wikipedia Defense expert Wendell Minnick further explores China’s efforts to expand its UAV¬†reconnaissance and strike capabilitiesm. He looks back at the Zhuhai Air Show in Defense News…

UAV’s displayed at Zhuhai air show – Wendell Minnick

Image via Wikipedia Chinese companies have displayed 25 different models of UAV, unmanned airplanes, at the Zhuhai air show, stressing it technological development, writes defense expert Wendell Minnick in Defense…

Air Force shows power in Zhuhai – Wendell Minnick

Wendell Minnick Defense specialist Wendell Minnick got a preview of the site of the 8th¬†China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition (Zhuhai Airshow), beginning today, showing off China’s military capabilities in…

Air Force loses between powerful military – Wendell Minnick

Image via Wikipedia China’s military leaders at the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) might belong to the most powerful, its Air Force might be rising, but is still lacking clout, learned…